Agricultural Education to Take Center Stage at Colorado State Fair
Agricultural education will take center stage at the 141st annual “Colorado State Fair” in Pueblo, Colorado, August 24-September 2, with help from the Colorado Department of Agriculture, according to a recent Daily Camera article.
The State Fair is Colorado’s “premier celebration of agriculture” according to the article, recognizing an industry that contributes more than $40 billion and 170,000 jobs to the state’s economy. Each year, the Colorado Department of Agriculture stocks the Agriculture Pavilion with educational fun and excitement in an effort to teach new generations about agriculture and where their food comes from, according to the Daily Camera.
According to a Denver Business Journal article, officials from the Colorado Department of Agriculture have been on the road since the beginning of August as part of their first ever “Choose Colorado” campaign, a tour that promotes locally made agricultural and food products. The tour will end August 23 at the Colorado State Fair, where “Colorado Proud” will have its own store for farmers and food makers to gather and meet state officials on the way to get the word out.
Colorado Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar says about the tour in the Denver Business Journal article, “Buying local produce is a great way to support local farmers. Colorado’s agricultural industry continues to overcome adversity from drought, fires and recession, and consistently earns its ranking as one of the state’s top three industries.”
Agriculture is one of Colorado’s most important industries and will be in the spotlight at the 141st annual Colorado State Fair according to the Daily Camera and Denver Business Journal.